SCCR36 A look at 2 big issues: Deferred transmission and Term of Protection of Broadcasts

First: Deferred transmission. What is a deferred transmission? Here are the definitions in Daren Tang’s (the Chair of the SCCR) text of the treaty. Available here: http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_35/sccr_35_12.pdf: (f) “near simultaneous transmission” means a transmission for the reception by the public… Continue Reading

U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn calls for use of compulsory licensing, public sector manufacturing and pricing controls on drugs using government funded inventions

Today, in his address to the U.K. Labour party conference, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn made the following statement on drug patents and prices. Yesterday I met Luis Walker, a wonderful nine-year-old boy. Luis is living with cystic fibrosis. Every day… Continue Reading

KEI letter to FTC regarding interoperability remedies to address unlawful and anti-competitive actions by Facebook

KEI letter to FTC regarding interoperability remedies to address unlawful and anti-competitive actions by Facebook Today KEI sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), asking that the FTC require Facebook to extend interoperability remedies to third party… Continue Reading

WIPO Broadcasting Treaty – Paving the way for a right for on-demand streaming services?

In April 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published a new version (SCCR/38/10) of the WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations. Currently, the proposed treaty anticipates the scope of application to include new beneficiaries such as on-demand… Continue Reading